Deepwater Wind's Block Island Wind Farm during construction | Deepwater Wind photo
Government Renewable Energy

Final Federal Approvals Give South Fork Wind The Green Light to Begin Work

Pictured Above: The Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States, which was built by Deepwater Wind, which has since been acquired by Ørsted, which is one of the developers of the South Fork Wind project | Deepwater Wind file photo The South Fork Wind Farm has received final approval of its Construction and Operations Plan from the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, paving
A new LIPA substation on Edwards Avenue in Calverton has proved a boon for solar farms, which have cropped up surrounding the substation, feeding power into the grid.
Climate Change Environment Renewable Energy

Green Power Bill Green-Lighted by Hochul

It's been a year, almost to the day, since New York State gave its Public Service Commission control over the Long Island Power Authority, paving the way to require LIPA to allow renewable energy companies to sell power to the Long Island grid. But that bill did not address LIPA's fee structure, which South Fork State Assemblyman Fred Thiele called a "poison pill" to the effort to green the local energy
A graphic of the sea-to-shore transition of the South Fork Wind Farm cable.
Business Environment Renewable Energy

Wind Farm Work to Begin in the New Year

Pictured Above: Ørsted's graphic of the sea-to-shore transition of the South Fork Wind Farm cable. Work on the onshore portion of the cable landing for the South Fork Wind Farm, a 12-turbine offshore wind farm 35 miles off of Montauk, is slated to begin in January of 2022, with the entire project expected to be completed and operational by the end of 2023. Representatives of South Fork Wind, a joint
The sPower Sutter and Sterlington solar farm on Edwards Avenue (foreground) with the GES solar farm in the background. | Borrego Solar photo
Environment Government Renewable Energy

Riverhead Approves Solar Moratorium

Pictured Above: The sPower Sutter and Sterlington solar farm on Edwards Avenue (foreground) with the GES solar farm in the background. | Borrego Solar photo The Riverhead Town Board unanimously approved a one-year moratorium on new commercial solar farm applications on Oct. 19, more than a year after first proposing the measure in response to an unprecedented number of solar farm applications surrounding an electric substation on Edwards Avenue in
The end of Beach Lane in Wainscott, where the cable from the South Fork Wind Farm is slated to land.
Climate Change Environment Renewable Energy Top Stories

Public Service Commission Approves Wind Farm Cable Landing

Pictured Above: The end of Beach Lane in Wainscott, where the cable from the South Fork Wind Farm is slated to land. New York State's Public Service Commission voted to approve the transmission cable from the South Fork Wind Farm Thursday, March 18, along a route that comes ashore at Beach Lane in Wainscott. The cable would then be placed in the roadbed along about 4.1 miles of town roads
Ørsted‘s Anholt offshore wind farm under construction in Denmark
Environment Renewable Energy Top Stories

Federal Energy Agency Seeks Comment on South Fork Wind Farm

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on the South Fork Wind Farm in mid-January, and is now accepting comments on the document online here. BOEM is also in the process of holding three virtual meetings on the DEIS in February in which the public can ask questions and provide oral testimony about the project.  The meetings will be held via Zoom on Tuesday,
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Renewable Energy Top Stories

More Wind Farms On the Horizon

As East Hampton prepares the final agreements to allow the South Fork Wind Farm cable to come ashore in Wainscott, the future of offshore wind off Long Island’s coast has become much more crowded. Two massive offshore wind farms with more than 90 turbines each, to be built by the firm Equinor, received approval from New York State in early January, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in his State of the